the stranger suggests things to be thankful for: Friends. Family. Kittens. The fire department. Your favorite CD. Libraries. Steve Pool. The gentle slope of a woman's neck. The beach. The ability to create fire. Whiskey. Thrift stores. Kevin Costner's career being in shambles. Art. Music. Writing (even poetry--but just barely). Your crazy aunt. Cotton. And finally, the fact that Labradors are always ridiculously happy when you pet them.